Nomination Process

To nominate an individual for an HTRS Lifetime Achievement Award, the following materials must be submitted to [email protected] by the December 1st prior to our biennial Symposia:

1.    A cover letter outlining your reasons for nominating this individual, including the nominator's contact information
2.    A brief career bio of the candidate, including their contact information (street mailing address, phone number, email address)

Review Process

Nominations submitted without the materials listed above will not be considered.

The HTRS Board reviews all nominations at their January meeting for awards presented in April at the biennial HTRS Scientific Symposium. The HTRS Office will notify both the nominator and the winning candidate of the Board's decision.

HTRS Lifetime Achievement Award

 

At the HTRS Scientific Symposia, HTRS members honor a member of our community who has made a lasting and extraordinary contribution to research, education, mentorship or clinical care in hemostasis or thrombosis.

HTRS Lifetime Achievement Awardees

2015 - Charles T. Esmon, PhD
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2015 - Robert R. Montgomery, MD
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2013 - Dr. James G. White

2013 - Dr. James G. White  
Regents Professor Emeritus
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dr. James White was nominated for the HTRS Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the understanding of platelets.  He is recognized worldwide as an icon in electron microscopy (EM) and its application to understanding disease.  His use of electron microscopy has shed light on the ultrastructure of platelets. His work has uncovered the details of many platelet processes such as activation, aggregation, and secretion and contributed greatly to the understanding of several platelet disorders.  As a prominent figure in hemostasis, he has published more than 700 manuscripts, been active in numerous organizations, and served on the editorial board of several journal.  He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota.  After completing an internship at Detroit Receiving Hospital and service in the US Army at Ft. Mead, he completed training in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota.  He began his long journey with electron microscopy during his fellowship the University of Minnesota, where he has remained for the duration of his career.  He is currently a Regents Emeritus Professor at the University of Minnesota in the departments of Pediatrics and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

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2012 - Dr. Jack Hirsh

2012 - Dr. Jack Hirsh  
Professor Emeritus
Department of Medicine, McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Dr Hirsh is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.  He was the Founding Director of the Henderson Research Centre, and is a former Chairman of the Department of Medicine. He established a thrombosis program at McMaster University that has been pre-eminent in thrombosis research for over 3 decades and has trained scores of scientists who now head up thrombosis units throughout the world. He was a founding senior scientist of and Vice-President of Research of Vascular Therapeutics Inc. After earning both his MBBS and MD degrees at the University of Melbourne Medical School, Australia, he completed subsequent training at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, the London Postgraduate Medical School, and the University of Toronto. Dr Hirsh developed and then investigated diagnostic techniques that have improved and simplified the diagnosis of thromboembolism disorders. His investigation of heparin and warfarin set the standards for their dosing and clinical use internationally.  He also pioneered the standardization of laboratory monitoring and dosing of warfarin, thereby increasing its safety and expanding its use to patients that had been denied the benefit of this oral anticoagulant. His studies contributed to the discovery of unique characteristics of low-molecular-weight heparin and led eventually to the identification of its potential clinical advantages.

Dr Hirsh has authored 231 book chapters; 19 books; 312 abstracts and 666 articles, which have been published in various publications including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Circulation, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Journal of Clinical Investigation. Dr Hirsh has received many national and international awards including Awards from the International Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis; the American Heart Association; the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Society of Hematology.  He received the Trillium Clinical Scientist Award from the Government of Ontario and the Prix Galien Canada.  In 2000, Dr Hirsh was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, was named to the Order of Canada, and received the Gairdner Foundation International Award for Achievement in Medical Science.

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2012 - Dr. Kenneth G. Mann

2012 - Dr. Kenneth G. Mann
Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine
Colchester Research Facility, University of Vermont
Colchester, Vermont

Dr. Mann received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry (C.S. Vestling) at the University of Iowa. After additional post- doctoral training in physical biochemistry at Duke University (C. Tanford), he moved to the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor. His interest in applying Physical Biochemistry techniques to elucidating the varied physical and functional interactions of proteins in the blood coagulation process was encouraged by a joint appointment at the Mayo Clinic (Mayo Medical School), where he achieved the rank of Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine and became Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine. He came to UVM in 1984 as Professor and Chair of Biochemistry, and he relinquished the Chair in 2005. Dr. Mann has received many National and international awards, including the E. Donnall Thomas Award (ASH), the Sherry Award (AHA), the Wood Medal (ISTH), the Pioneer in Hematology Award (ASH) and Special Recognition Award from the American Heart Association in 2008.

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2011 - Dr. Charles F. Abildgaard

2011- Dr. Charles F. Abildgaard

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2010 - Dr. Louis M. Aledort

2010 - Dr. Louis M. Aledort

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2009 - Harold R. Roberts, MD and Jeanne M. Lusher, MD

2009 - Harold R. Roberts, MD and Jeanne M. Lusher, MD

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2008 - Carol Kasper, MD

2008 - Carol Kasper, MD

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2007 - William Hathaway, MD and Margaret Hilgartner, MD

2007 - William Hathaway, MD and Margaret Hilgartner, MD

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2006 - David Green, MD, PhD

2006 - David Green, MD, PhD

Dr. Green is Professor of Medicine Emeritus in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. His clinical and research interests are in the area of bleeding and thrombosis. He has authored more than 300 journal articles and textbook chapters and has edited six books. He serves on the board of the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, a fellow of the American Heart Association, and a Master of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Green has been writing for NEJM Journal Watch Oncology and Hematology since 2006.

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